The government will not Relent IT Effort to Deal with People Engaged in Illegal Minning– Nana Akuffo Addo
The President of Ghana Nana Addo Danquah has said that his government will not permit people who are engaged in illegal mining to deplete our lands and resources.
He added that a two-day National Consultative Forum on small-scale mining had been initiated to propose policies to deal with the people destroying our land and resources through illegal means of mining.
Speaking at the open ceremony of the dialogue, he said his government will not relent to deal with people engage in illegal mining and ensure that law has been set to deal with.
He there therefore stressed that all stakeholders such the media should get involved in the fight against illegal mining he said.
Meanwhile the Minister of lands and natural resources Samuel Abu Jinapor had assured the laws on small scale mining will be implemented.
Also the managing Director of Anglo Gold Ashanti Eric Asubonten also there is a need to ensure that person working in small scale mining use the relevant equipment to operate.
Moreover, the Director of Finance for Ghana National Association of Small Scale Miners Francis Opoku said they are ready to collaborate with government to improve small scale mining in the country.
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